Upgrading my PC is this setup ok?

Garry123

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Upgrading my PC and was wondering if the bits below are alright and a good price. I've not upgraded in a long time so I'm a bit unsure. Typical reason for upgrading new game runs like a dog.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, 2.13Ghz - £167.90

ASUS P5B i965 - £97.27

1Gb (2X512Mb) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC6400 (800), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15 - £73.00

512MB ASUS Radeon X1900 XT PCI-E (x16) - £229.00

My current set up is: 2.8Ghz Prescott, 1Gb Ram, Nvidia 6800, 120Gb sata Hd.
Will i notice a big difference?
 

alphaomega16

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I would get 2x 1GB Sticks
 
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Sarah Nya

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Could he not upgrade the amount of ram later, maybe he is on a tight budget.

I think it looks fine to be honest so long as your power supply is okay.
 

sunderland

Novice Member
Sarah Nya said:
Could he not upgrade the amount of ram later, maybe he is on a tight budget.

I think it looks fine to be honest so long as your power supply is okay.
it does look fine was just trying to give him a bit of advice not have a go at him
 

Garry123

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Thanks for all the replies. :thumbsup:

I was trying to keep the budget to the minimum, which is why I wasn't going for the faster 2.4Ghz processor. i can always upgrade the memory later.

Power supply from what I can remember is something like 450W possibly 550W. I had to upgrade it last time because of the GFX card. Just had a look but i couldn't see the rating anywhere. Must be hidden at the top. What supply would I need?
 
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Sarah Nya

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Sorry I didn't mean it to sound like that, I didn't think you were having a go at him :(

You're right though, 2GB is definately worth it if he can scrimp up a bit more cash :D
 

Garry123

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Also where do you buy your bits from? I normally go to Microdirect. The prices I quoted are from Scan computers.
 

Garry123

Well-known Member
So, do I need a big PSU? Also do I have to double up with DDR2? I'd rather get a single 1GB stick.
 

apolloa

Distinguished Member
I would use Scan, Dabs, Kustompcs, Vadim Computers. I had a freind who used Overclockers once and they screwed it up big time but he could NEVER get to speak to them on the phone, and they used to have a reputation on the net for really bad customer service which is why I don't use them plus there not the cheapest anymore. These day's you need to hunt around ALL the sites for the cheapest prices and DON'T forget to include postage and packaging and that varies. My personal fave is Scan, I got my case and fans from them a couple of years ago and they managed to get it to me on Christmas Eve!!!! even though I ordered it about 3 day's before. Now that's what I call service.
But like I said even though they are my favourite I would use one of the others if they were cheaper, just shop around for the best prices.
 

Garry123

Well-known Member
Ordered the bits from Microdirect. Never had any problems with them in the past. I ended up with 2GB of RAM. :thumbsup:

Hope the PSU is up to the new bits. :lease:
 

Repton

Novice Member
Your power supply should be ok, as I don't think your mobo supports ATI Cross Fire or NVidia SLI dual graphics power.
 

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